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Get thinner now! – The benefits of fruit thinning

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Nothing beats being able to walk out into your garden and biting into a freshly picked piece of fruit. It’s one of the main reasons we love growing our own food, things just taste better when they come from your own garden. The awesome taste of something that you’ve grown all year is undeniable, but what if we told you that you can make that fruit even sweeter? Make those apples bigger, those nectarines juicier and plums plumper.

It’s a trick that orchard growers have used for generations, but not very common among home growers. It’s called Early Season Fruit Thinning, it’s a process in which you pick and discard the small underdeveloped fruits on your tree. You do this because the ones that you leave behind will go on and be bigger, juicier and tastier that they ever would have with so much competition on the tree. It works with apples, pears, apricots, plums, nectarines and grapes. The sooner you get out there and start pruning your fruit from the trees the better.

If you want to learn more about fruit thinning you can find the whole article here.